Affordable Cremation Services Provided to Altadena, California

The experienced funeral directors at Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery will guide families through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Cremation is increasingly becoming the preferred form of disposition within the United States. There are multiple reasons why cremation has become so popular among Americans. The increasing cost of a traditional funeral service, a price that includes the cost of a cemetery plot, purchasing a granite headstone with inscription, and the cost of a casket. The fact that people are no longer living near relatives, families are more scattered across the country and the world, and of course the current Covid-19 pandemic. These are some of the reasons why cremation has become so popular.


For families searching for affordable and quality cremation services in Altadena, California, know they can turn to Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery, and Crematory. This firm is uniquely knowledgeable about all the procedures associated with planning a cremation service. To learn more about the services provided by Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery, and Crematory, please visit their website here: https://www.mtn-view.com/ or contact this firm here: (626) 794-7133.


Before a cremation service can take place, it must be determined who has the rights to make final arrangements for the deceased. Usually, it is the deceased’s next of kin. In most cases, this is the remaining spouse or children. After it is determined who has the rights to make final arrangements of the deceased, a cremation service can be arranged. If a family chooses to have a direct cremation service done, then the deceased will be cremated usually within 24 hours after passing. A direct cremation is the quickest and most economic cremation package that a majority of funeral homes provide. When a family choses a direct cremation service for their loved one, a casket or embalming fees are not required because bodies are not embalmed and funeral homes usually provide a cardboard container for the deceased to be cremated in. Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery, and Crematory provides direct cremation services beginning at $3,345.


A direct cremation service is not the only type of cremation service families can choose from. Families can choose to have a traditional funeral service or viewing prior to the cremation process. If a family chooses to host a traditional funeral service or a viewing prior to cremation, then families can rent a casket in lieu of purchasing one. In addition, if families choose this option , embalming fees apply. Families also have the option of hosting a traditional funeral service or memorial service after the cremation occurs. If a family chooses this option, then the urn would be the focal point of the service. Please note that both services, before or after the cremation process, are still less expensive than a traditional funeral service where the final resting place of the deceased is in a cemetery.


The loss of a loved one can leave families with a lot of unanswered questions, feelings of stress, anxiety, and grief that makes events difficult to handle. The experienced funeral directors at Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery will guide families through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity, and respect. The staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist families in making funeral service arrangements. In a moving review of Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery, Christopher wrote, “Parents had entered into a pre-need agreement with Mountain View Cemetery. When mother passed away 22 years later, they were thorough, thoughtful, considerate, and professional, and satisfied all contractual responsibilities perfectly and without question. Highly recommend their services.”

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